Last year I had the pleasure of being introduced to a fun site Cookies Kids! My daughter is really hard to shop for. So hard that my family tends to stay away from purchasing clothes. She is extremely picky and many of my suggestions are met with “that is just not my style”. The kids clothes from Cookies Kids are trendy and fun. Some of her favorite outfits have come from Cookies Kids.
This month however we are not in the market for trendy kids fashion, we are in the market for school uniforms. Do your children wear school uniforms? Here in South Florida in our county our elementary kids wear a uniform that is decided upon by each school. Ours is pretty liberal in the fact that you can wear ANY color polo shirt as long as it is a polo shirt and plain (or with the school logo). Children can wear navy, khaki, or black shorts, pants, or skirts and girls can wear uniform dresses and jumpers.
My daughter is just as picky when it comes to her school uniforms. Where last year she wanted to wear nothing but navy skirts this year she has decided to branch out a little and include shorts. Last year she wore a few dresses, this year she said NO dresses. I was instructed to purchase black or navy shorts and skirts NO khaki. Don’t ask me why she doesn’t like khaki I guess it is just not this kids style. With only dark bottoms it limits the color of shirts I can purchase.
Thankfully Cookies Kids has a large selection of colors, and of course Honey only liked a hand full of those in the large selection. With Honey’s specific request I was glad to find it was very easy to drill down into the product categories to find what I needed instead of browsing the entire selection.
Honey has no interest in socks, belts or accessories. Here in Florida we rarely purchase pants, sweaters or jackets. So for the purpose of purchasing school uniforms I mainly stayed in the shorts/skorts and tops categories. Thankfully when I selected tops I was able to select further to see only polos. You would be surprised how many different styles of polos they have for girls.
Of course like any good shopper I had to first check out the clearance rack! You never know what you are going to find, possibly that perfect top that with only one left the store moved to clearance.
Honey had no desire to sit on the computer and browse with me. She just gave me her instructions to purchase black or navy shorts and/or skirts and I could purchase white, blue, yellow, red, and green tops. I needed to stick with French Toast polo shirts because there was a Flash Sale going on that day only, purchase one polo shirt get one free. I was able to limit my selections to girls French Toast polos only.
After the sales and clearance I ended up purchasing four shirts and two skirts for Honey to start off her school shopping this year. I was a little unsure of the sizing because Honey is tall but she is thin. Of the two skirts I purchased one fits pretty good and the other is a tad to big. I’m hoping maybe by washing it, it will shrink a little. The particular skirt is not adjustable and has no belt loops so if it ends up being too big for now I’m sure half way through the year it will fit fine.
I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this navy skirt with the butterfly change. It is different and not your plain navy skirt and looks adorable on Honey. Also this skirt from the back looks like shorts, so it is a faux skirt. All skirts we purchase for Honey have the shorts underneath. When she is outside running and playing she hangs with the boys. She feels more comfortable with the shorts underneath.
We had to retire all of last years school uniforms. By the end of the school year honey had to wear leggings under her skirts because she just grew up like a weed and though her skirts fit fine around the waist they seemed just a little to short.
I just learned off Polyvore and had a blast creating some fun outfits from #CookiesKids. My daughter would really enjoy this site creating her own fashion styles. I’m going to have to introduce her too it. I created two different outfits for my daughter. To stick with the theme I’ve created a simple yet fun school uniform, and then for fun I created an outfit more my daughters trendy style to wear after school and on the weekends.
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I just learned of Cookies Kids last year but it turns out they are celebrating their 40th year in business!
In 1972, a young man named Cookie and his brother Marvin went into business together. They rented a 1600 square foot store in Jamaica, Queens, fixed it up, bought inventory and Summer and Fall, and opened a day after Thanksgiving with a full stock of holiday toys. The toys were a success and they put the extra money toward buying children’s clothing for the next season. When that did well, they bought more clothing. The business was on it’s way.
As the brothers Cookie, Marvin and Sonny, who had come in as a third partner in the business, began to open new stores in new locations, inventory expanded. Besides the latest fashions, our customers wanted shoes, toys, backpacks and accessories and we were prepared to deliver.
By the late 1990’s there were six superstores throughout the NYC area, and though they previously had different names, by that time they were all named Cookie’s Kids. Also in the late ’90s came an important addition to Cookie’s Kids’ inventory: school uniforms. It was the steady success in uniform sales that paved the way for founding CookiesKids.com in 2007, which originally sold uniforms and soon after the entire Cookie’s Kids Inventory.
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